Effective Tips for Cleaning Up Your Home After Water Damage

In 2017, Hurricane Irma passed directly over our house in Central Florida. It was a pretty scary time for us, but in the end, we were thankful that the only major damage to our property was some wind-driven rain that entered our back bedroom and soaked (then molded) the carpet. As a result of all that, I’m very familiar with issues that unwelcome water can cause to a home. (It also stays in the forefront of my mind because my husband works in homeowners insurance and is always sharing his nightmare claim stories with me!)

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So let’s look at this a bit more closely:

There can be several causes for flooding and water damage, including torrential rainfall, sewer issue, broken sump-pump, burst pipe, or damaged appliance. No matter the cause, the effect is devastating and unbearable. Water damage can ruin your furnishings, the structure and foundation, and other prized possessions occupying your house. 

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Prepping & Cleaning Your Home For A New Puppy

***SIGH*** You guys. We got a new dog.

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here on the blog yet, but about a month ago, we lost our Taffy girl.

She was SUCH a great dog. We adopted her from the SPCA, and when we got her home, we discovered she was already completely trained. She barely bothered the cat. She survived through us bringing twins home. She was the happiest dog ever. We miss her SO VERY MUCH.

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Yet, we are dog people. We adopt, we don’t shop. And my husband has been going on FOREVER about getting a chocolate lab, like the one he grew up with.

So…without further ado…meet Trixie!

She’s another rescue. She’s about a year old, from what we know. She has the sweetest disposition, but still she spent her first week with us destroying the house. Cue doggy school to learn some manners. She’s doing much better now!

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How to Keep a Clean House With a Baby at Home

Congratulations! You’ve brought a new life into the world and now you’re experiencing the ups and downs of parenting. (This is what the typical new baby greeting card SHOULD say, right?!)

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You’ve probably been planning on this for quite some time, but once you’re ready to bring your little one home, the real challenge begins. Somehow, it’s up to you to keep a clean house while also looking after your infant.

Our twins were born one week before my birthday, and were in the NICU for almost a month, so my birthday present from my hubby that year was to have a cleaning company come to our house and deep clean it before the babies came home. I HIGHLY recommend this! As a new momma (who ended up delivering via cesarean a month and a half earlier than planned, and then spent almost as long trekking back and forth to the NICU to see the babies) knowing that I would bring them home to an immaculate house that was easier to maintain was the best gift ever!

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Why You Should Consider a Maid Service for Your Home

Most people are keen to ensure their homes are clean, attractive, and hygienic. However, not everyone is able to achieve this goal. Some people find that they simply do not have the time or inclination to put in all the work it takes to get a home properly clean, and this can lead to issues when it comes to cleanliness.

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A home that is not properly cleaned on a regular basis can harbor all sorts of germs and bacteria, which can ultimately impact your health and the health of others in the household. If you have a larger household or pets (or both), it can become particularly difficult to keep your home as clean as it should be. This is where a domestic cleaning service can help.

The Key Benefits of This Service

There are many people who decide to take on a maid service to help keep their home clean and hygienic. This can prove to be a very sensible and practical solution that offers a host of benefits. You can choose from a wide range of providers and a variety of services. Some offer basic cleaning while others offer everything from cleaning your home to ironing and laundry folding services.

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Save Money on Everyday Items by Repairing Them Instead of Throwing Them Out

Society is moving towards a general consensus that it’s far better to repair and reuse than to discard and re-buy. And with good reason. First of all, who doesn’t like to save money? Second of all, our throwaway culture directly contributes to climate crisis. The process of incinerating our waste, especially plastic waste, uses fossil fuels and releases harmful chemicals into the atmosphere. 

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The throwaway fashion industry is one of the worst culprits, yet a number of companies are challenging the norm with novel ideas like making jeans from recycled denim or repairing sunglasses with new lenses. 

Support this green revolution at home and save yourself a few dollars in the process by making these simple repairs to everyday items.

Wobbly Wooden Chairs and Tables

Over time, wear and tear can cause wooden furniture to wobble. Wooden chair legs can become unstable and table legs can no longer reach the floor. You can fix both of these issues with simple items found in the home. First, let’s tackle the chair. A wobbly chair is the result of a gap between the top of one of the legs and the seat. Figure out which leg is the culprit and stick a wooden toothpick into the gap. Problem solved. 

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